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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:07 PM

One long and frustrating trip to ikea, a dozen trips up and down the stairs, hours spent threading wires and way more heavy lifting that should happen on a saturday that I'm not actually moving some one, and my game room is ready.

So, the story is simple. We had a futon in our spare room where I had set up my high def TV and a few of my game systems. We bought A TV stand and a coffee table at a garage sale, and used some of the spare furniture from around the house to set up my game room. We threw up some shelves, put up some pictures and posters and it was cool.

Then the cat started pissing on the futon. Okay, fine, she's on meds and we were warned her condition might make her piss a bit. Every once in a great while, one of us would sit in it. Okay, no big deal. I was having a bad day, sat in it and we threw the futon out. We dragged out the camp chairs, and they were fine... till the cheap plastic feet broke and started chewing up the floor, so we threw those out and made a trip to ikea. We got us a new futon. It's big enough to sit three rather large individuals.

But in the process, I bought a wall unit. It was a spur of the moment thing, and it just kinda happened, but there we are. So it took like three hours to get everything hooked up, but the final tally is:

Nintendo
Super nintendo
Nintendo 64
Wii
Sega master system
Sega dreamcast
Psone
Playstation 2
X-box
X-box 360

and except for the original playstation (which is redundant, but so is the PSone which is coming out to free up a box) it's also ALL my non-portable systems. As well as holding every console game and system I own, my huge TV and a box dedicated to my Starship troopers bug, it's also got the sum total of both mine AND my brother's DVD collections.

The room is much smaller now, but hot damn is it impressive. I'll take a picture tomorrow, cus right now I gotta make the comic.

And the final tally for this kick ass new game room: 708 dollars.

By bank account weeps, but it should be the last major expenditure for a couple of months.

Edited by wonko the sane?, 26 July 2008 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:50 PM

Sweet. I just got my room set up the way I wanted it a few weeks ago, but now I have to take some furniture out of it. All of those wires...

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:52 PM

Keep going your only half way cought up to me icon-fire.gif

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:16 AM

You know you want to slide a brand new PS3 in there. It beckons to you.

As for me, I have an extremely cramped operation due to the fact that most shelf space goes to figures and anime dvds, so I only have one system hooked up(which is why backwards compatilbility on earlier PS3's was a huge plus for me.) To be honest though, I haven't even considered hauling out my Genesis and NES in almost a decade, and even my ps1 games haven't seen play in a long long time.

Someday I'll upgrade to a hdtv. Right now I use a 27 inch standard, which was fine up to the point when current generation games started coming out with text and such that was hard to see on it. Since my computer desk is caddycorner to my tv, I just keep a set of component cables handy to bridge over to my smaller 22" high definition tv/monitor when needed. When you're at typing distance, the screen is plenty big enough.

I guess you could count my pc itself as part of my gaming setup, as that probably acccounts for about 50% of what I play. It's quite good enough to play most current generation games without problems, though I mostly slum it with bargain games.

#5 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE(crazyjw18 @ Jul 28 2008, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You know you want to slide a brand new PS3 in there. It beckons to you.

*closes his eyes and listens carefully*





kill me...


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:16 PM

Pics or it didn't happen!


#7 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:49 PM

Yeah, I need to, but between "strangers wrath" and work, I ain't done it yet. Tonight, maybe.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

Sounds neat. I can't wait to see the pics of it.

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#9 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:32 PM

Okay, finally got to it.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:02 PM

Thats a very nice setup, you even have space to put in more shelves if you wanna.


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:22 PM

Replace the Master System with a Mega Drive (Or Genesis as you North Americans call it) and then it'll be truly awesome.

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QUOTE(Escargon @ Aug 1 2013, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:24 PM

The date on the photo is conspicuously wrong. The Wii didn't come out until November 2006 yet the photo is dated January 2006.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:50 PM

I suspect it has more to do with my brother's inability to use his camera properly rather than the date itself. I also used to have a Mega drive (genesis), but it died years ago and I have yet to replace it. I due have a nomad kicking around, but it gets little use.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Jul 28 2008, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suspect it has more to do with my brother's inability to use his camera properly rather than the date itself. I also used to have a Mega drive (genesis), but it died years ago and I have yet to replace it. I due have a nomad kicking around, but it gets little use.


You should send that Nomad to me for safekeeping.

#15 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE(HeyMickey @ Jul 28 2008, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Jul 28 2008, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suspect it has more to do with my brother's inability to use his camera properly rather than the date itself. I also used to have a Mega drive (genesis), but it died years ago and I have yet to replace it. I due have a nomad kicking around, but it gets little use.


You should send that Nomad to me for safekeeping.

Oh, right. Sure, just send me your address and I'll get right on it. icon-hotrod.gif
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